Freshman Miller Steals The Show

In July told you about a freshman football player from Huber Heights Wayne (OH) who could be considered as Ohio's Top Freshman. With a great performance at a 7-on-7, Braxton Miller caught our eye and on Friday made us look good in the process.

The Wayne Warriors entered Friday's contest against Cincinnati Colerain with several questions.  One question on the mind of fans was the play at the quarterback position. 

Last season Ryan Bitsko earned the starting spot from his relief role in the Warriors week one battle against Cincinnati St. Xavier.  But the performance of the team during their final scrimmage this year had fans questioning if the junior signal caller was the right player for the job.  On Friday, fans from Wayne and Colerain soon learned about the super frosh wrote about just a month ago.

The 2007 season for Braxton Miller should have been one of learning.  With great physical skills, Miller was set to play wide receiver and defensive back as summer workouts and preseason camp got underway.  That soon changed and Warriors head coach Jay Minton made the choice to not only use Miller as a receiver, but to have him ready to play quarterback if needed.

Miller's performance during camp had him on the wings waiting for his chance and after watching his offense have no spark, Coach Minton made the choice to switch quarterbacks and the rest will go down in history.

Ask any of the coaches from Colerain and they'll be sure to tell you what they feel about the performance displayed by Miller.  While the stats may not be overwhelming, the ability displayed by Miller made fans from both sides take notice they were watching something special.

The Warriors lack luster offensive performance in the first half made the choice easy but also a risky one.  But in his first varsity action Miller didn't disappoint as he went 10-of-15 for 149 yards and had the Warriors offense on the move.

Yes, the freshman had two picks, but you could see the talent as Miller threw darts while on the run and also the ability to use his legs to get yards.  Anyone who was at the game will not soon forget they were there as Miller's name will be one of the most talked about in the coming years when talking recruiting.

Jay Minton is not a coach that will oversell any of his players, but even he knows Braxton Miller has the chance to be something really special as his star freshman not only becomes one of the top names in Ohio, but the entire nation.

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